Business Roundtable – Prince Rupert Port Authority

November 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Cheryl Montgomery

The Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the Business Roundtable and a virtual webinar to learn more about the Prince Rupert Gateway (the Gateway). The Gateway is an integral part of the Northern British Columbia (BC) economy and exports; it supports economic development from businesses in communities like yours through the Port of Prince Rupert.

To put it in perspective, the Gateway handles approximately $60 billion in trade value per year. It supports an estimated 3,700 direct supply-chain jobs in Northern BC, $360 million in annual wages, and $147 million in annual government revenue. In 2020, a record 32.4 million tonnes of cargo moved through the Port of Prince Rupert. Join Ken Veldman, Vice-President,

Public Affairs & Sustainability at PRPA who will provide an:

1. Update on current Port operations and expansion projects,

2. Overview of the newly released 2021 Port of Prince Rupert Economic Impact Study, and

3. How the Gateway supports communities in the north.


Ken Veldman

Vice President, Public Affairs & Sustainability

Prince Rupert Port Authority

Ken is responsible for leading the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s teams and strategies related to sustainability, environment, communities, governments and relationships with Indigenous Peoples. His focus is on ensuring PRPA maintains the careful and innovative approach to stewardship that is required to keep growing trade and creating economic opportunities for our First Nations, our communities and Canada. Ken has been a member of the PRPA team since 2011. He has over 25 years of experience in economic development, including senior roles in Terrace, Prince George, Vancouver, and BC’s 2010 Olympic Games Secretariat. Born and raised in British Columbia, Ken has a degree in Finance and Economics from Simon Fraser University.